Cottage, 1 Bedroom-Queen sized bed + sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)
About Jim Gurman
We have lived in Arcata since 1978, which is a testament to how much we enjoy this area. Humboldt County is a unique area which includes mountains, rivers, lagoons, forests, beaches and of course the Pacific Ocean. Because of so much diversity, we are able to enjoy many different species of birds, wildlife, trees, fungi, etc. Christine enjoys visiting the Arcata Marsh, which attracts native birds as well as migrating birds. Jim enjoys hunting for highly prized edible mushrooms, which grow in abundance here. We both enjoy bicycle riding, especially going up into the community forests on our mountain bikes. Riding our road bikes to other communities is another favorite activity. Preparing tasty meals is a passion for us and fortunately we have access to an abundance of fresh ingredients, especially when the farmer’s market on the Plaza is happening.
Why Jim Gurman chose Arcata
We purchased a vacant lot in a newly developed subdivision in 1986. What was unique about this subdivision is that the land it was created from was originally used as a playground/ball field for the public school that it is adjacent to. Because of earthquake safety, the school had to be relocated and the property, including the structure that was used as a school, was sold to private developers. Originally, these investors wanted to develop a medium density multi-unit subdivision without a park. The surrounding neighbors protested vehemently and ultimately the subdivision was reduced down from 39 living units to just 17, which also included a 1.25 acre park. Only 3 of the 17 building lots were designated for a supplemental living unit, ours being one of the 3. The other unique feature about our subdivision is that because it is surrounded by historical homes, we were required to build a structure that had historical architecture. This wasn’t a concern for us because we wanted to build a Craftsman style home anyway, which we did. The end result of all of our efforts (community members and neighbors) is that we created a highly desirable area in which to live and it now serves as one of the “jewel” neighborhoods of Arcata. We moved into our cottage in 1987 and lived there until our house next door was completed. What we offer you is a charming place to stay in a quiet, secure neighborhood conveniently located in Arcata.
What makes this Cottage unique
Enjoy staying in a comfortable cottage in a desirable neighborhood. Because of the park, which is only a short distance away, we live on a dead end street, so consequently there is little traffic noise.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Jim and Christine were great. The property is clean and safe. It had all the things I needed for cooking and for relaxing. I will definitely stay there again the next time I visit.
Very clean and comfortable
The cottage is close to downtown Arcata and easy to get to. The property is beautiful.
The owners are very helpful and friendly.
Perfect home away from home for our tiny family’s annual Arcata vacation
Everything start to finish was seamless for our weeklong stay.
Jim was professional, friendly, responsive and made our family feel welcome.
The cottage is clean. It has everything you need: sharp knives, great water pressure, rooms that get dark and stay quiet. There was even a fan for the unusually warm nights.
We can’t wait to come back next year!
Good night’s sleep
Having said that we were sound asleep when the recycle truck rolled up outside our open window at 6:40 am. Such is life. We had a nice relaxing stay in a clean comfortable environment.
The furnishings are lovely but the kitchen cabinets are old and tired looking. A lovely coat of paint in a color from the beautiful carpet, some new hardware, and the place would look fabulous.
just as advertised
Cute, quiet apartment. The keypad entry was very convenient.
Sweet, impeccably decorated space. Just lovely.
Was perfect in every way.
Bicycling, Mushrooming, Beaches, Rivers, Mountains, Humboldt State University, Redwood Trees (tallest in the world), Jet Boat tours, Ocean & River Fishing